Sacred Oath will release a third advance single “Empires Fall” on February 12th for streaming/download on all digital platforms. The single and video feature original cover artwork by drummer Kenny “Thundarr” Evans. Bravewords.com will host the EXCLUSIVE premier of the lyric video for the song 2 days earlier on Wednesday February 10th.
The band has already issued 2 singles and videos “Return of the Dragon” and “Hammer of an Angry God” for streaming and download.
Sacred Oath will follow “Empires Fall” with the release of 2 more singles on February 26, and March 19. Each single features a new and unique cover painted by Evans. Platforms like Spotify and YouTube will also feature each art piece on video and canvas.
According to Evans, “Musically, lyrically, artistically – ‘Empires Fall’ is about how fortunate we are to have been acolytes of one of the most amazing cultural points of time in human history and how important it is to appreciate these things, because it can all be gone before you know it.”
Pre-order for both the deluxe CD and double LP editions began on January 29 on the band’s website www.sacredoath.net. These first editions will be limited pressings of 500 copies and LPs will be hand-numbered and signed. The CD will contain a 24-page booklet including all 11 original art pieces, lyrics, and photos.
Digital pre-order will begin on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon Music March 19th with instant delivery of all 5 singles. The complete album “Return of The Dragon” will release on April 2nd.
Sacred Oath is best-known for releasing A Crystal Vision in 1988, an album that evolved into a cult-classic of the powerthrash-metal genre. It was followed by 6 more critically acclaimed studio albums, including fan-favorites World On Fire, Sacred Oath, Darkness Visible, and Ravensong. The single “Counting Zeros” from their eponymous 2009 release was chosen as iTunes “Discovery Download of the Week”, and their first live album “Till Death Do Us Part” (2008) was listed as a Top Ten Metal Album of the year by Apple Music in its year of release. The band appeared on MTV2 Headbangers Ball in its last televised season with a featured interview.
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